Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga where we share books we’ve bought this week. Find out more and join in here!
This is actually a very belated Stacking the Shelves post for some books I bought a while ago but haven’t managed to post about yet. So, after the release of the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before movie, which I believe was around a year ago now, I decided to reread the first book and purchase the hardback set I’d wanted for so long. I read the first book years ago and although I enjoyed it, didn’t enjoy it as much as the movie (*gasp*).
Unfortunately, as soon as I decided to take the plunge and purchase these beauties, of course they went out of stock everywhere. I ended up waiting until sometime early this year to finally buy them, but LOOK. I’m so happy I finally took the plunge just to have these on my shelves, even if they were a little expensive for me!
Beautiful Quotes is a weekly meme hosted by me, where I post some of my favourite quotes. Any other bloggers are welcome to join me in this and just link my blog!
Hey readers! Today’s Beautiful Quote is from a book I haven’t read in a while and I’d love to re-read, which I’ve been thinking about as I wrote a post called ‘Books I Want to Re-read‘ yesterday on the blog.
I also thought of this book as I’m attending a convention on Sunday and today I booked to go to YALC this summer for all 3 days! I’ve attended the Young Adult Literature Convention before and loved it, but I’ve only attended for one day at a time. Being there for the whole thing will be super special for me!
“Funny things, words. Big words, small words; words that are bigger on the inside and packed tight with feeling. They can make us fall in love, and they can break our hearts and we’re powerless against them.” ― Maggie Harcourt, Unconventional
This is such a fun topic! We all know I love writing angry reviews when I dislike books, and now you give me the chance to complain about the love interests in them. Mwahahaha. Here are the love interests I would have pushed off a building broken up with!
Oh Peter. How I wasn’t rooting for you when I read this book. I’m happy to say the movie has definitely made me see these books in a more positive light and I really want to attempt them again, but I would definitely break up with Peter.
I was considering which John Green book(s) to throw hate at, but I definitely could not date Colin from An Abundance of Katherines. Not that he’d want me in the first place, seeing as my name isn’t Katherine.
Can I please start with something? I am (or was) not a fan of this book. I actually rated it 3 stars when I read it a few years ago, and gave the book away because I was determined to not carry on with the series. I was not hyped for this movie and I thought the trailer looked cheesy as hell.
But god, did this movie explode? As soon as it hit Netflix I saw reviews and fans spring up all over the place. In the book community, this thing has been big. Eventually, curiosity got the better of me and I sat down to watch this adaptation.
And I might still think it was cheesy as hell, but I really enjoyedit!
Mostly, I remember not liking Peter in the books. And he still came out with some things that made him a little bit of a d*ck in the movie, but he definitely came across better. I still couldn’t help feeling for Josh in the movie, but I feel like that was handled better too. Not gonna lie, but I was kind of rooting for him in the book, but I don’t think there was as much focus on him in the movie which made me feel better!
I feel like the movie put emphasis on all of the best things about this series. For one, Lara-Jean is Korean-American. She has a friend called Lucas, who is gay and Afro-American. This book focuses on Lara-Jeans relationship with her two sisters, the younger of which is sassy and awesome (and also wears a necklace that reads feminist during the movie!). Not only that, but her dad is in a few very well written scenes, and her mum is discussed in some very important scenes about grief.
If there was one way to adapt this book, well done, Netflix. You have achieved it. You’ve won my heart and I’ve decided to actually re-read and continue with this series sometime soon!